Great Olympians

Biographies - EYS

George Eyser

B. 1871-08-31, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, moved to the USA in 1885
Gymnastics (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1904 HP
Turnverein - Individual gymnastics tenth 18.75
Turnverein - Individual athletics 118th -
Turnverein - Individual combined 71st -
Turnverein - Team fourth 300
Parallel Bars gold 1200
Horizontal Bar bronze 480
Side Horse Vault silver 750
Pommelled Horse gold 1200
Swedish - Individual combined silver 3000
Rope Climbing gold 4800

Olympic Competitor nr 1701

The most remarkable gymnast of Olympic history: he had a wooden leg! The fact that he also competed in the all-round event of the track-and-field programme is a misnomer - this was the second part of the Turnverein combined event. In fact, he finished dead last in this sub-event!
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written 2002-10-28 - last modified 2011-08-12

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